Usually, when we discuss sex education classes in public schools, controversy arises because it's either not taught at all or it's taught very poorly. Think abstinence-only sex education -- which is hardly educational at all.
It's not very different in Canada. Emily Dawson
, a recent graduate from Edmonton, Alberta, took mandatory sex education classes at her high school and was shocked by what she heard
We know it's not easy to be an atheist in the Middle East. In Saudi Arabia, for example, vocal atheism is on par with terrorism
. But I didn't realize to what extent atheists are trying to avoid detection.
According to a report at Vocativ by Inna Lazareva
and Noam Binshtok
, some atheists are even fasting during Ramadan
just so no one will catch on.
On Tuesday, July 22, the American Humanist Association will hold a congressional briefing
about the need for Humanist chaplains in the military. Speakers include Jason Torpy
(President of the Military Association of Atheists and Freethinkers), Stephen Boyd
(retired colonel and military chaplain), and Major Ryan Jean
(current military member).
I guess conservative Christians really are following the Bible
Cartoonist Matt Bors
has plenty more of what Jesus said
, writing for The Forecaster
, has a wonderful article
about an atheist in Portland, Maine who offers a daily counterpoint to local street preachers: